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Caminho Babosas 8, Funchal, Madeira 9050-541, Portugal
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All reviews cable car botanical gardens smooth ride return ticket fantastic views toboggan ride scared of heights takes about minutes great ride combined ticket worth a trip tropical garden visiting funchal half way cruise ship monte cars
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely 15 minute trip. Choose quiet time after lunch. Monte Church beautiful. Steep steps up to the church. Wonderful views

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank heloiseDevon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an amazing must-do activity in Funchal. The cable car operates very efficiently and is a smooth ride. The views along the way & from the top are excellent. There are some lovely cafes at the top, with scenic balconies. You can visit the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the musts in Funchal. Take the cable car up to Monte, enjoy great views on the way and visit Monte Gardens

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nadi O o
Reviewed 2 days ago

Did not venture inside but from the outside it’s a truly beautiful building and well maintained. Would recommend a visit.u

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank flintton
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice and relaxed rides with stunning views on Funchal. In combination, the teleferico and botanical garden is a quite expensive trio as entrance to the tropical garden is not included. facilities/restrooms around the premises. Despite many visitors, does not feel so crowded.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank katrine561
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The views from here are stunning and I decided to drop into the church. Have certainly been in more imposing churches but this one had a real air of solitude which was nice. Not garish although not without some lovely artwork. Certainly worth a visit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tartnjohn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The view is great and the village is beautiful. Buy the ticket for one way up with the zip-line and go down with the sleds, super cool and fun! There’s taxis and busses waiting for you when you’re done with the sleds to get you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 932matildae
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We wanted to travel in the Cable Car at least one way during our stay in Funchal. We travelled up. We were not disappointed. Fabulous views. €11 one way. €16 return. Other options were available and to see the gardens. We decided on a one...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jacquelinem490
Reviewed 5 days ago

Long cable car ride from the promenade at Funchal to the village of Monte at the top of the mountain, with great views over Funchal, the port and the sea. Expensive (16 euros return for the cable car, although joint tickets with the botanical gardens...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank apars0n
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a must do for the views alone. Staff a bit indifferent and you will get the hard sell on a photo you didn't want taken, but still worth it.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Tracey S
12 March 2019|
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Response from StevieB2 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Friday between 11 and 1, if you can wait for a day when there are no cruise ships in much quicker!
Melanie T
25 February 2019|
Response from docloc56 | Reviewed this property |
Its a long walk and very steep. Use the local bus or group together for a taxi (ignore the first few drivers and the taxi price magically drops)
Melanie T
25 February 2019|
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Response from docloc56 | Reviewed this property |
It is 11 euros one way and 16 euros return. If you do the toboggan be carful of the taxi drivers trying to rip you off, there is a fairly regular bus back down about a 5 mins walk from the bottom of the toboggan ride (just... More